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Doctor insights on: Repair Of A Broken Clavicle Collarbone

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How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

How long will it take for a broken clavicle collarbone bone to heal?

Typically 12 weeks: Typically 12 weeks, but everyone is different. Things like nicotine, nutrition, etc all come into play as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Clavicle Fracture (Definition)

The clavicle is the bone that connects the scapula to the sternum. A fracture (also known as a "break") can occur from a direct blow to the shoulder. The treatment ranges from non-operative treatment in a sling to open treatment with metallic implants. An orthopaedic surgeon can provide more answers. For more ...Read more


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I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

I have a collar bone (clavicle) fracture. Help?

See an orthopedist: If the clavicle is broken it need to be supporte and treated to prevent more displacement and long term impairment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have surgery to repair malunion on broken clavicle?

Malunion: Many clavicle malunions are not symptomatic and do not cause any problems. If painful or if causing range of motion limitations or if causing nerve compression, then repair is an option. Cosmetic appearance improvement is usually not a good indication for surgery (trade scar for bump). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

What is the definition or description of: open repair of clavicle fracture?

Fixation of bone: Fracture of the clavicle, or collarbone , is a very common fracture. A majority of these fractures can be treated closed, or non operatively. When the fracture is significantly displaced or comminuted ( in multiple pieces) , or if the bone is through the skin, the bone may be fixed with plate and screws or a rod through the bone and across the fracture. Rare to treat this fractures open in children. ...Read more

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Will i be able to play soccer in august after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Typically after: An open repair if a fracture full contact sports are not permitted until the fracture appears to be united on x-ray and motionand stregth have returned. Icant say how it affect you specifically. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair.Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more

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How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

How soon could you swim with a broken clavicle?

Individual: Depends on the extent of the fracture, the location and pain. Probably 4 weeks would allow some swimming. These can heal quickly and if "cracked" but not through and through or displaced, you may get in sooner. Do not do any activity unless approved by your doctor. Don't be a pain in the neck and don't swim away from your responsibilities! ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken clavicle?

Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, bruising, possibly a bump on the collarbone over the fracture. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken clavicle to feel normal?

Age matters: At the age of 31, the healing of a clavicle fracture can take a full 3 to 4 months. Smoking is a negative factor for healing. Young children heal as quickly as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How many weeks after a broken clavicle until i can start gently throwing a ball against the wall ?

Broken Clavicle: Level of activity after a broken clavicle depends on several factors. How displaced was the fracture and how much healing is evident in x-rays? Pain is an important indicator of recovery, but it's important to have a sense of how your fracture is healing. You should be working on elbow, wrist and gentle shoulder exercises immediately after the injury to keep them from getting stiff. ...Read more